Happy Remembrance Day to my Canadian friends, and happy Veteran’s Day to my American friends.
I’m off work today and flew to Anaheim yesterday to hang out with my friends Lexie, and Katie for the weekend. Okay, we’re actually running the Infinity Gauntlet Challenge in DisneyLand, but I’m kind of putting that out of my mind since I’ve been on a running hiatus. However, that won’t stop me from having fun.
Be sure to check in on Instagram and IG Stories to see what we’re up to and I’ll be back next week with a full recap!
Until then, here are some links I’ve been loving this month.
(I decided to make this a monthly thing, so they might be longer, but hopefully no less enjoyable).
Can hormonal birth control trigger depression? <– This study came out a few months ago, but it’s still worth sharing. I’m doing some more reading about this considering I’m someone who suffers from depression and is of the birth control taking age.
Amanda Seyfried on her OCD: ‘I’m on Lexapro, and I’ll never get off of it’ <– Kudos to Amanda Seyfried for being so open and honest. So far, this fall has been much better than last year for my depression. Yes, the weather has had a minor impact, but I actually feel clear and like I’m able to function. Even if you don’t click over to the article, this quote is really telling.
Yeah. I’m on Lexapro, and I’ll never get off of it. I’ve been on it since I was 19, so 11 years. I’m on the lowest dose. I don’t see the point of getting off of it. Whether it’s placebo or not, I don’t want to risk it. And what are you fighting against? Just the stigma of using a tool?
Kristen Bell on her anxiety: ‘I shatter when I think people don’t like me’ <– I find it interesting in this article Bell’s anxiety is questioned because she’s outgoing and Type A. I don’t think personality type has an impact on anxiety or depression and, like Bell states, it can be used as a way to cope.
Health and Fitness
‘Chemophobia’ is irrational, harmful – and hard to break <– the idea that there’s a difference between natural and synthetic isn’t necessary true. From the article:
The distinction between natural and synthetic chemicals is not merely ambiguous, it is non-existent. The fact that an ingredient is synthetic does not automatically make it dangerous, and the fact that it is natural doesn’t make it safe.
Sugar doesn’t hype kids up, vaccines don’t cause the flu, and other myths, busted. <– Some common myths we all may have bought in to.
8 Signs You’re Not the Environmentalist You Think You Are <– Buying all non-GMO or organic food? You’re probably not helping the environment.
Stop Taking Pride In Not Knowing How To Do Basic Shit <– there’s something about my generation that jokes about not knowing how to do things. I’ve done it. I don’t like it. I much prefer to be self sufficient because I actually hate relying on others. (Don’t worry, I’m working on that).
The Slow Truth To Building An Authentic Brand Online <–my current “rule” is you do you.
To Those Who Get Annoyed When Bloggers Share Sponsored Content <– I love that Summer tackled this topic
Resentment is no excuse for bald-faced stupidity.
You’ll Never Work In This Town Again… <– I love Mila Kunis ever more after this.
Lanni Marchant disgusted by comments about women in sport <– guys, it’s 2016. We need to be better.
It’s Going to Be Okay <– hands down the best thing I’ve read about the election results.
Have a great weekend everyone, I’ll be back on Tuesday with some recaps.
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